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Sierra Nevada Beer Camp
« on: September 12, 2013, 07:31:40 PM »
I just learned about the Beer Camp this evening. This is pretty cool. I had never heard of it, but I was probably ignorant of it being that I'm in the Midwest. A local bar had the 3 releases of the beer camp recipes in bottles. I had the IPA first, which is hopped with cascade in citra. It was good, but not great. It was too malty for my liking for an IPA. The Belgian Black IPA was the third that I tried. It was interesting. Belgian yeast and the hop showcase was Nelson Sauvin and Sarachi Ace. The imperial red was the second I tried and it was STELLAR! It was one of the best imperial reds that I have tried! That's saying a lot since Great lakes Nosferatu is on tap now. It isn't as hoppy as Nosferatu, but man was it good.

Aside from the beers, I think this is a pretty cool thing that they have going on at Sierra Nevada. 
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Re: Sierra Nevada Beer Camp
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2013, 07:50:19 AM »
Believe me... it is pretty cool  :)
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Re: Sierra Nevada Beer Camp
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2013, 08:20:58 AM »
Believe me... it is pretty cool  :)

It's beyond pretty cool!  And you get to meet some pretty cool people, too!
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Re: Sierra Nevada Beer Camp
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2013, 08:22:48 AM »
I just learned about the Beer Camp this evening. This is pretty cool. I had never heard of it, but I was probably ignorant of it being that I'm in the Midwest. A local bar had the 3 releases of the beer camp recipes in bottles. I had the IPA first, which is hopped with cascade in citra. It was good, but not great. It was too malty for my liking for an IPA. The Belgian Black IPA was the third that I tried. It was interesting. Belgian yeast and the hop showcase was Nelson Sauvin and Sarachi Ace. The imperial red was the second I tried and it was STELLAR! It was one of the best imperial reds that I have tried! That's saying a lot since Great lakes Nosferatu is on tap now. It isn't as hoppy as Nosferatu, but man was it good.

Aside from the beers, I think this is a pretty cool thing that they have going on at Sierra Nevada.

Brewmichigan (Mike) and I were at the same Beer Camp.  Hopfenmalz (Jeff) went a few years before we did).  They run one every couple of weeks, believe it or not.  Here are my photos....

http://s794.photobucket.com/user/dennyconn/library/Beer%20Camp
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Re: Sierra Nevada Beer Camp
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2013, 08:44:00 AM »
Yeah, I told Denny and Mike to drop everything they were doing and GO! I think that they now agree.  ;)
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Re: Sierra Nevada Beer Camp
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2013, 08:45:16 AM »
DEFINITELY a homebrewing goal for me... Looks like an amazing experience!
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Re: Sierra Nevada Beer Camp
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2013, 09:30:03 AM »
Yeah, I told Denny and Mike to drop everything they were doing and GO! I think that they now agree.  ;)

Agree is too mild a term, Jeff!
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Re: Sierra Nevada Beer Camp
« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2013, 09:42:54 AM »
Always wanted to go, but have yet to make it there. Sounds like a lot of fun...AND learning.
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Re: Sierra Nevada Beer Camp
« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2013, 10:07:32 AM »
Thanks for the insight, fellas.... Maybe one of these years, I'll be able to make the trip to Cali and live this experience.
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